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Oscar Montelius

1843 - 1921

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Gustav Oscar August Montelius, known as Oscar Montelius (9 September 1843 – 4 November 1921) was a Swedish archaeologist who refined the concept of seriation, a relative chronological dating method. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oscar Montelius has received more than 35,696 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Oscar Montelius is the 14th most popular archaeologist (up from 17th in 2019), the 178th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 186th in 2019) and the most popular Swedish Archaeologist.

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Among archaeologists, Oscar Montelius ranks 14 out of 104Before him are Marija Gimbutas, George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, V. Gordon Childe, Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, Ciriaco de' Pizzicolli, and Johann Friedrich Blumenbach. After him are Aurel Stein, Flinders Petrie, Karl Richard Lepsius, Louis Leakey, Austen Henry Layard, and Louis Agassiz.

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Among people born in 1843, Oscar Montelius ranks 22Before him are Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz, Benito Pérez Galdós, Richard Avenarius, Walther Flemming, Georg von Hertling, and Camillo Sitte. After him are Hermann Schwarz, Princess Maria Clotilde of Savoy, Hans Richter, Mariano Rampolla, Elizabeth Stride, and Henryk Siemiradzki. Among people deceased in 1921, Oscar Montelius ranks 29Before him are Ignác Goldziher, Eugen Dühring, Robert de Montesquiou, Karl von Bülow, Fernand Khnopff, and Vladimir Korolenko. After him are Hara Takashi, Mykola Leontovych, Ivan Vazov, Prince Louis of Battenberg, Hermann Schwarz, and Subramania Bharati.

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Among people born in Sweden, Oscar Montelius ranks 178 out of 1,612Before him are Hans Rosling (1948), Ingvar Carlsson (1934), Gunnar Asplund (1885), Sten Sture the Younger (1493), John I of Sweden (1201), and Tage Erlander (1901). After him are Britt Ekland (1942), Knut Wicksell (1851), PewDiePie (1989), Franz Berwald (1796), Markus Persson (1979), and Hugo Alfvén (1872).


Among archaeologists born in Sweden, Oscar Montelius ranks 1After him are Johan Gunnar Andersson (1874), Johan David Åkerblad (1763), and Sven Nilsson (1787).